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Mikal Cronin premieres new video for "Change" & extends European tour

Mikal Cronin premieres new video for

Mikal Cronin premiered the new music video for "Change" from his recently released album MCII today at SPIN.

The Mikal Cronin band has also extended their European tour and announced an appearance at the FYF Fest this summer.

Directed by Claire Marie Vogel, the video follows the antics of a wild house party. In their premiere, SPIN writes, "So for its video, Cronin brings to a house party for friends and strangers alike, including an invisible kid who makes good use of the song's dizzying final minute."

Watch the video now at SPIN.com

Pitchfork named MCII “Best New Music,” writing of Mikal, “He's an excellent pop craftsman who knows how to turn the power up for maximum effect.” SPIN declared MCII "Essential"writing, "Over ten songs detailing a young man's despair and self-doubt, delivers a performance that's both deeply confident and convincingly vulnerable, replete with stark, piano-based meditations and fuzz-pedal-abetted fury."

Mikal recommended songs for your next party at the Dinner Party Download and shared some of his favorite things with Pitchfork Guest List. And listen to his Lagniappe Session for Aquarium Drunkard, where he covers The Proclaimers and Sixpence None the Richer. Also, watch this new video of Mikal performing and hanging out in San Francisco.

MCII is available on CD, LP, and digital in the Merge store as well as at your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, Rdio, and Spotify.


Mikal Cronin on tour:
^ w/ Shannon and the Clams
May 15 Paris  Nouveau Casino (FR)
May 16 London Tuffnel Park Dome (UK)
May 17 Brighton Great Escape Festival (UK)
May 18 Utrecht Le Guess Who? (NL)
May 23 San Diego, CA The Casbah w/ Mrs. Magician
May 24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo w/ Pangea & Gap Dream
May 25 San Francisco, CA The Rickshaw Stop #
Jun 6 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios ^
Jun 7 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern ^
Jun 8 Missoula, MT Old Beck VFW Post 209 ^
Jun 10 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry ^
Jun 11 Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle ^
Jun 13 – 15 Toronto, ON Silver Dollar (NXNE Festival)
Jun 16 Montreal, Quebec La Divan Orange ^
Jun 17 Boston, MA Great Scott w/ Shannon and the Clams & Roomrunner
Jun 18 Philly, PA Kung Fu Necktie w/ Shannon and the Clams & Roomrunner
Jun 20 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom ^
Jun 21 Washington DC Comet Ping Pong w/ Shannon and the Clams & Roomrunner
Jun 22 Asheville, NC Emerald Lounge w/ Greg Cartwright & Shannon and the Clams
Jun 23 Atlanta, GA The Earl ^
Jun 24 Nashville, TN The Stone Fox ^
Jun 26 Dallas, TX Club Dada ^
Jun 27 Austin, TX Mohawk Inside ^
Jun 28 Marfa, TX Padre’s
Jun 29 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Jul 19 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Festival
Jul 25  Musicbox, Lisbon (POR)
Jul 26  Milhoes De Festa Festival, Barcelos (POR)
Jul 29  El Sol, Madrid (ES)
Jul 30  Surfilm Festival, San Sebastian (ES)
Aug 02  OFF Festival, Katowice (PL)
Aug 03  Zomerparkfeest, Venlo (NL)
Aug 04  Binic Festival, Binic (FR)
Aug 05  Le Galion, Lorient (FR)
Aug 06  Relache Caserne Niel, Bordeaux (FR)
Aug 07  Le Gibus, Paris (FR)
Aug 08  Haldern Pop Festival, HaldernRees (GER)
Aug 09  Oya Festivalen, Oslo (NOR)
Aug 10  Way Out West Festival, Goteborg (SWE)
Aug 11  Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (DK)
Aug 12  Hafenklang, Hamburg (GER)
Aug 13  Doornroosje, Nijmegen (NL)
Aug 14  Vera, Groningen (NL)
Aug 15  Pukkelpop, Hasselt (B)
Aug 16  Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen (NL)
Aug 17  Beacons Festival, Skipton (UK)
Aug 18  Greenman Festival, Brecon Beacons (UK)
Aug 24  Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest